Buying used books is a great way how to save money and also how to recycle discarded books, make them relevant once again. Some of the books can’t even be bought new, they are out of print, so buying used is the only option. Here are some of my favorite methods of buying cheap used books.
Best places to buy used books
Bookshops – the first place that I really enjoy foraging for used books are bookshops. Shocking I know, but there are still bookshops out and about, if you are willing to look for them.
eBay – sometimes I just can’t be bothered to go out and look for a particular book. That’s when I resort to couch surfing and I hit up eBay for cheap used books. There’s a surprising number of stores dedicated to reselling used books on eBay. With eBay it’s easier to find what you’re looking for, although not necessarily cheaper than bookshops.
Goodwill – some people might not know this but there is an entire section of Goodwill dedicated to books. They actually have a website called Goodwillbooks.com for selling used books. They’re worth checking out.
Thrift stores – thrift stores I visit randomly, just to see what they are offering. Sometimes I buy something, but I never go there when I’m looking for a specific book.
Yard sales – same as thrift stores basically. We never go to a yard sale to look for a specific item, but if I’m driving and see sign for a yard sale I stop to have a look-see of what is being offered.
That’s it, let me know what you think, which method of finding cheap books you think is best by leaving a comment down below.